Winners of the 2004 IFComp

1st place

Earth And Sky 3: Luminous Horizon

Cover art for Earth And Sky 3: Luminous Horizon

2nd place

Blue Chairs

Chris Klimas

This work also won 1st place in the 2004 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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3rd place

All Things Devours

half sick of shadows

All Things Devours is a short piece of interactive fiction, leaning strongly towards the text-adventure end of the spectrum. It explores an all-too-familiar science fiction paradigm in what I hope is a rather refreshing and satisfying manner. However, due to the intrinsic nature of its subject matter, it is more cruel than one might hope for a modern piece of interactive fiction. In particular, any move you make may put things into an unwinnable state. You are therefore encouraged to save frequently, and also to realise that you will probably have to start over several times to find the most satisfactory ending.

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4th place

Sting of the Wasp

Jason Devlin

This work also won 2nd place in the 2004 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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5th place

Square Circle

Cover art for Square Circle

Eric Eve

What is your crime? Why do you feel both guilty and unjustly punished? What has happened to your memory? How will you draw a square circle and get out of your prison? What will you find then?

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6th place

The Orion Agenda


7th place

Mingsheng


8th place

Splashdown


9th place

Gamlet

Tomasz Pudlo

This work also won 3rd place in the 2004 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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10th place

Trading Punches

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11th place

The Great Xavio


12th place

Goose, Egg, Badger

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13th place

The Big Scoop


14th place

I Must Play

Geoff Fortytwo

Why are the older boys so mean? You stood around the arcade all day and weren't able to play even one game on any of the machines! You thought you had your chance when nearly everyone else went home earlier in the evening in order to beat the storm that was gathering outside. Unfortunately, the arcade owner decided to call it quits early as well. Luckily, when the call went out that he was closing up, you were able to sneak into the ball room and hide under the balls. The owner finally left and now it's time to play some games!

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15th place

Identity


16th place

Murder at the Aero Club


17th place

Bellclap


18th place

Magocracy


19th place

Typo!


20th place

Kurusu City


21st place

Blink


22nd place

Chronicle Play Torn


23rd place

A Day In The Life Of A Superhero

David Whyld

The fiendish Tax Collector and his gang of cronies are threatening the city and only YOU - the fabled Masked Defender - can stop him!

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24th place

Order


25th place

Who Created That Monster?


26th place

Blue Sky


27th place

The Realm


28th place

Redeye

John Pitchers

Waking from a big night out, Stanley finds himself at a bikie bar in outback Australia in alot of trouble with the law.

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29th place

Stack Overflow


30th place

Zero


31st place

Zero One


32nd place

A Light's Tale

Zach Flynn

A journey through the world of the dark places. Your only weapon is Light. Light shall overcome all darkness. Darkness is the absence of light.

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33rd place

Getting Back to Sleep


34th place

Ruined Robots

Nicholas Dudek, Gregory Dudek, and Natasha Dudek

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35th place

PTBAD 3

Jonathan BERMAN

An execise in fake surreality

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36th place

Ninja

Paul Allen Panks

You are a lone ninja, protecting a shinto shrine of Japan. Your goal is to avoid capture by the Evil One, a deft ninja from a rival shrine. He is nearby, but you don't know exactly where. And it is dark outside, with only your senses to trust... There is said to be a rare golden idol in the Evil One's shrine to the west. You must reach it before the rival ninjas find out!

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